36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 6 nights
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Serowe, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Nata, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Shakawe, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 6 nights
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Go for a jaunt from Windhoek to Sossusvlei to see Deadvlei about 5h 30 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek sightseeing website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Windhoek. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:

Gaborone, Botswana

— 6 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Step out of Gaborone with an excursion to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve--about 9 hours away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, and shop like a local with Botswanacraft.

To plan Gaborone vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Windhoek to Gaborone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Gaborone. Traveling from Windhoek in July, plan for much hotter nights in Gaborone, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

Serowe, Botswana

— 2 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge. On the next day, stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Serowe sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Nata, Botswana

— 3 nights
Nata is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nata trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Nata takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nata can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife · Parks
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Baines Baobabs (in Nxai Pan National Park) and Planet Baobab (in Gweta). Spend the 31st (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 4 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East with an excursion to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve--about 1 hour away. Spend the 4th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring at Okavango River. It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun and explore the activities along Lake Ngami.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In August in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Shakawe, Botswana

— 3 nights
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tsodilo Hills.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shakawe online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Shakawe. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Shakawe

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 5 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, explore and take pictures at Boab Prison Tree, and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shakawe to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

Botswana travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.